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Old 03-11-2017, 07:49 PM   #1
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Best plastic plates for camping?

I've been doing some research and trying to find some good plastic plates to keep in the trailer permanently. I like to have paper plates and then sturdy plates for nice meals. In doing some research, I've learned that most of common plates you'll find at Target or Walmart are made of Melamine, and this is toxic and can leach into your food when you have really hot items on the plate. Does anyone have any recommendations for plates they have found that are non toxic and durable so they last? May seem like a little thing, but I don't care to take in anymore chemicals than I have to! Take care!
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:01 PM   #2
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We use corelle dishes. Weighs a little more, but works.
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:07 PM   #3
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Chinet, told her I was NOT washing dish's we agreed on these.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Chinet-Cu...count/50733080
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We have used Corelle in the past. Now we have Acrylic Dinnerware. Both are very light weight (although Corelle is a bit heavier than the Acrylic ) and travel well without risk of breaking while traveling.

And for those cold mornings we have our Blue Tin Camping Coffe Mugs. Keeps the hands nice and toasty.
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:57 PM   #5
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We got these. Made in USA...

Nordic Ware Microwave 3 Piece Dinnerware Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003CFBRTS..._CJlXybXTXFN1J
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Plastic dishes kind of suck and not because of any toxic plastic stuff (I never considered that aspect) but because they are soft and you cut a steak on a plastic plate and the knife tracks are forever and it gets worse every time they are used.

We use metal plates from Cabelas in the camping section. Work excellent and they all nest together. paper plates as a back,up.
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We use corelle dishes. Weighs a little more, but works.
^x3, gave the DW a reason to buy new corelle for the stick n brick to use older set for motorhome.
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We think the very best plastic plates are the disposable kind.
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best dishes to travel with

We have had a set of polypropylene dishes and 'silverware' for 14+ years and they have stood the test of time. We also have tumblers and wine glasses. All light weight and non-breakable, for the occasional bumpy trip. Our original set was an Eddie Bauer edition that was sold at Target. I have not done any research to see what is available these days. I do use them in the microwave.
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Plastic dishes kind of suck and not because of any toxic plastic stuff (I never considered that aspect) but because they are soft and you cut a steak on a plastic plate and the knife tracks are forever and it gets worse every time they are used.

We use metal plates from Cabelas in the camping section. Work excellent and they all nest together. paper plates as a back,up.
I can't afford steak......I bought a fifth wheel.

Chinet. Sam's Club, by the gross. Paper bowls. Paper small plates. One fork, and a pocket knife.
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